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Court hears appeals on 1st Amendment case over Arivaca checkpoint

The 9th Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in a suit that accuses Border Patrol agents of violating the First Amendment rights of a group attempting to observe one of the agency's checkpoints in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

First Amendment lawsuit over Arivaca checkpoint dismissed

On Friday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that said U.S. Border Patrol agents violated the First Amendment rights of some Arivaca residents by blocking their effort to observe a checkpoint maintained by the agency. ... Read more»

Arivaca residents now monitoring second Border Patrol checkpoint

A group of Arivaca residents have expanded their monitoring of Border Patrol checkpoints to SR 286, just north of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. Activists set up just north of the checkpoint with binoculars, video cameras and clipboards to record the interactions between agents and people driving north.... Read more»

Activists continue protests against BP checkpoint

Vowing to stage a "sit-in" to highlight their frustration with a Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road, more than 100 protesters surged toward the site Wednesday, and were turned away by a waiting phalanx of nearly two dozen Border Patrol agents. After a few tense moments, including a shoving match with agents, the protest ended peacefully and no one was arrested.... Read more»4

Arivaca residents ask judge to allow closer observation of border checkpoint

As part of a lawsuit against the Border Patrol over claims that agents intentionally blocked an effort to monitor a Southern Arizona checkpoint, Arivaca residents have asked a federal judge to intervene. Hearing arguments Tuesday, the judge said he'll decide whether to issue an injunction soon.... Read more»

Arivaca residents plan 24-hour vigil at BP checkpoint

Residents of Arivaca, south of Tucson, plan to launch 24-hour vigil and observation effort at 10 a.m. Sunday at the checkpoint on Arivaca Road, just west of Interstate 19. Activists have argued that the checkpoint on Arivaca Road, 25 miles north of the Arizona-Mexico border, is the site of civil rights violations, including unconstitutional searches and seizures, racial profiling and excessive use of force.... Read more»2

BP suit alleges 1st Amendment violations at Arivaca checkpoint

Two Arivaca residents filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, accusing the Border Patrol of violating their First Amendment rights in blocking attempts to observe a checkpoint maintained by the agency. ... Read more»2

Residents claim racial profiling at Border Patrol checkpoint

Arivaca residents said Sunday that they have evidence of racial profiling against Latino drivers during two months of observation of a Border Patrol checkpoint south of Tucson. Although thousands of drivers passed through the checkpoint, no arrests were made as observers recorded the actions of border agents.... Read more»3